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On October 17, 2010, 20,000 women and men participated in a march in Bukavu to demand economic and social changes, demilitarization and the end of rape as a weapon of war. Oxfam and our partners joined women who travelled from 41 countries to attend the march.
Oxfam and local Sudanese partners are providing support, including water, sanitation and hygiene supplies, to nearly 250,000 people living in camps for internally displaced people in Darfur.
In November 2010 Mamtaz Begum, a young widow from Barguna, stood up and demanded justice for vulnerable communities near to the Bay of Bengal at a 'Climate Tribunal' in the capital, Dhaka. Watch her compelling story.
Over the past few months, thousands of southerners have returned from the north of Sudan. Oxfam's emergency response team in Sudan, with funding from ECHO, has been providing clean water, building latrines and running health campaigns to stop diseases spreading.
In response to floods in Colombia, Oxfam has focused on provision of clean water and sanitation, and hygiene promotion.
In the six months since the devastating floods hit Pakistan, with the help of generous public donations, Oxfam has helped almost 1.9 million people.
A devastating earthquake left Haiti's capital in ruins one year ago. Oxfam's Yolette Etienne describes what her country needs to recover: patience, dreams, and hard work.
Oxfam is working in earthquake-affected areas of Haiti to provide clean water and sanitation as a means to prevent serious outbreaks of disease.
With short-term work projects, grants, and loans Oxfam is helping Haitian families get back on their feet. Oxfam prioritizes women in our cash grants projects, to help them start small businesses.